Friday, March 11, 2016

Introducing Script Swirls: Birthday





Hello and welcome to my first post for the March Papertrey Ink Countdown! We have some amazing new products this month, and I am so excited to show you some of the fun things I've created with them!

All of the products you are seeing today will be available at the Papertrey Ink online store at 10:00pm EST on March 15th. 

Today I'm showcasing a beautiful new stamp set by Nichole Heady called Script Swirls: Birthday. I loved this set the minute I saw the previews for it, and was so excited that I got to show it off! It's a "Kay" set :) These Script Swirls are so versatile! They can be used as focal points or backgrounds, especially when paired up with the accents and stars included in the set! 



For my first card, I stamped the swirly birthday sentiment on watercolor paper, in waterproof black ink, and watercolored all around it with Peerless watercolors. The butterflies are cut out  with the Cover Plate: Bitty Butterflies die, and stamped in Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, and Limeade Ice.




I added the leafy branches from the Embellished Elegance stamp set and dies, and cut them flush  with the edges.

STAMPS: Script Swirls: Birthday, Bitty Butterflies, Embellished Elegance
DIES: Cover Plate: Bitty Butterflies, Embellished Elegance
INK: New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Limeade Ice
PAPER: Stampers Select white




For my next card here, I stamped the swirly sentiment in two tones. I did this using my MISTI and sponging on Tropical Teal and New Leaf. You don't have to have a MISTI to do this, it just makes it a little easier, because you can do it more than once for a darker image. I then stamped all the fun little accents around the swirls in new Green Parakeet, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal and Aqua Mist. 


The flowers are from the One Big Happy stamp set, and stamped in Hawaiian Shores and Summer Sunrise. I stamped the leaves in Green Parakeet. I added a few sequins to finish this up!

STAMPS: Script Swirls: Birthday, One Big Happy
DIES: One Big Happy
INK: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Green Parakeet, Summer Sunrise
PAPER: Stamper’s Select white




For my last project I made a cute little tag to finish out my birthday ensemble. I watercolored the swirled sentiment like on my first card. I cut it out with the dies from Shaker Shapes: Circle, and glued all the pieces down to the Tag Sale #4 die, so I'd have a little hanger at the top. 


I threaded some string through the top and added one of the butterflies from Bitty Butterflies  with some foam tape.

STAMPS: Scripted Swirls: Birthday, Bitty Butterflies
DIES: Cover Plate: Bitty Butterflies, Shaker Shapes Circle, Tag Sale #4
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Hawaiian Shores


That is all from me today! I can't wait to share some more of the fun things I've done with the Papertrey Ink March Release!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Remember all of the new products will be available at Papertrey Ink on March 15, 10:00 PM EST!

Be sure and check out what all the other amazing design team members have done with these new products!




Hugs,

Kay :)





48 comments:

  1. Thunk. Did you hear it? That noise was my jaw dropping to the floor looking at all the fabulousness you have shared today. I know fabulousness isn't really a word, but I'm sticking with it. I am in awe of you, Kay, and your out of this world talents in card making. You've taken a neat looking scripty birthday circle stamp and elevated it to I don't even know how to say it. A thing of real beauty. I love each project you shared today. The colors, the butterflies, the watercoloring, the stamping all work together to create magic on paper. Thank you so much for sharing. Fabulousness!!! Hugs!

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  2. Stunning!! Gorgeous!! Awesome!! I could go on and on. Just when I thought I didn't need Scripted Swirls I see your projects. Your cards are always amazing.

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  4. Kay, Seriously. I am in love with your cards. The color combinations...all the little details. Wow! So gorgeous!

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  5. These are seriously gorgeous! WOW!!!!

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  6. Wow, these are works of art!! So beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents :)
    alisyn

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  7. Wowza!!! These are all fantastic!!!

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  8. Your cards and tag are SO pretty Kay! Your water coloring and color combinations are just perfect, and I can't wait to get my hands on that swirled stamp set!! :0)

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  9. Wow these are amazing..the colors are so fresh n wonderful designs !

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  10. I thought I was safe but now not so much. :) You have a real talent for always blowing me away, Kay!

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  11. These cards are seriously fabulous!!!! Love them, Kay!!! This new swirls set looks amazing!

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  12. Crazy good. And not too complicated so those of us out here in the crafting universe can get it done.

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  13. Kay, you are a treasure to PTI, and all of us fans! LOVE each gem you do, and how you showcase a set to the max! Your layouts are my go-to's! Thank you for each and every lovely idea!!!

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  14. you have made me love that birthday swirl even more than i already thought i did. and, i love how you made that wee tag at the end. seriously, so, so good.

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  15. Kay, you just sold me on the birthday swirl! Your projects today are just a feast for the eyes - love those clean, springy colors!

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  16. Well, after seeing this amazing gorgeousness, I don't need to see any more. This set goes right into my cart. You are the queen of enabling -- I love every single thing you create!

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  17. Pretty freaking phenomenal. That is all.

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  18. I agree with all the comments Kay, you are seriously so very talented and I LOVE to see everything you make, makes me giddy!

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  19. I keep telling myself I shouldn't visit your blog because you always convince me I need something I didn't think I did. You really know how to showcase anything in a variety of ways. Once again, your work is fabulous, Kay!

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  20. Script Swirl: Birthday is my favorite stamp this month. Love, love, love it. Each of your cards are beautiful.

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  21. These are GORGEOUS, Kay, absolutely smitten with all of your cards!

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  22. Kay!!! As pretty as all your cards are, I ADORE these artsy ones the very most! OH me likey!!! xx
    =]

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  23. Lovely projects! These colours make me really happy:) I've been meaning to ask for a while, could you please let us know what watercolour paper you use? I really love the subtle texture on it, it's unlike any other watercolour paper I've seen. Thanks, and I can't wait to see what other goodies you have for the rest of the release!

    Anna S.

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  24. LOVE your cards..and LOVE that stamp set..super gorgeous!!!

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  25. Those are all so beautiful, I can't even begin to have a favorite. Love the colors! And love what all you did with the swirly birthday words! Amazing!

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  26. Stunning! That stamp is wonderful.

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  27. And showcase you did!!! Wow so much beauty on one post Kay! Love the colors and your beautiful touch you give to each card. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  28. Love the cards, the script swirls are awesome.

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  29. Hi Kay,

    I echo the sentiments of Jeanne and YES fabulousness is a real word! At least that is what my MAC says, if not blame Jobs for it! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE!!!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

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  30. Absolutely LOVE your cards!

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  31. Wow!! These are truly works of art...really gorgeous!

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  32. Love your water color designs.

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  33. You did an amazing job of water coloring the background to fit perfectly with the sentiment.

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  34. Your projects are beautiful and really show off this set. So glad you are part of the PTI design team.

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  35. I love your colors and designs. So bright! Really beautiful.

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  36. Oh my GORGEOUS! The tag is an incredible look! I love the card with the flowers!

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  37. Of course this is a Kay set, it was meant for you!! Marvelous designed Kay, absolutely marvelous!

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  38. These cards are gorgeous Kay. The colurs and design really talk to me.

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  39. Wowzer! What a wonderfully amazing set of cards/tags!

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  40. Okay, these are my favorite!! I LOVE your colors, the design, the stamps. Just amazing. You are my idol!!

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  41. so, so beautiful! great colours!

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  42. I love the Script Swirl: Birthday stamp and all that you have done with it in so many pretty colors. So much fun and a great way to send good wishes.

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  43. These are just stunning!! Love the colors!

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  44. LOVE your projects....your last one, the tag, is my most favorite of all time!!!

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